Day to day issues which can be addressed include sleeping, back to work assistance, anxiety, depression, assertiveness, self-esteem, self-doubt and anger management. A further range of diverse therapies are also available including sound therapy, drama therapy and art therapy and even yoga and tai chi.
The group therapy sessions last between one and two hours and are open to anyone who feels they need the expertise of the hospital's therapy team. They are held at the Manor Therapy Centre, which is situated in the grounds of The Priory Hospital Woodbourne.
A GP referral is required to access the sessions, however this referral can be made directly to the therapy services.
Lucinda Pollard, Therapy Services Manager at the Priory Hospital Woodbourne said: "Many GPs don't realise that a direct referral to the therapy services can be made. This enables patients to get the help they need quickly and effectively."
"The hospital offers a multi-therapeutic group programme, which is flexible and adaptable to the individual's abilities and needs."
"The therapeutic concept is based on a holistic view of the person. It addresses the cognitive, behaviours, attachment patterns and developmental aspects of the individual to empower them to deal with their present situation."
"This new group therapy programme is designed to provide quality, flexible and relevant options for a wide range of people reflecting the problems and issues faced every day. It is important that we make our programme as accessible as possible to allow as many people as possible to access the services."
The Priory Hospital Woodbourne is an independent hospital, specialising in the management and treatment of mental health problems including addiction.
The hospital has established an excellent reputation for providing the highest standards of care. For people suffering from mild to moderate mental health issues, such as stress and anxiety, the hospital provides a range of outpatient based therapy services such as individual and group based CBT.
For those people requiring inpatient care for more severe psychiatric illness such as depression, psychotic illness or eating disorders, there are residential facilities. The hospital has a highly experienced team of mental health professionals and support staff, which include consultant psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and therapists.